James R. Rusterholz D.M.D., age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.
Born May 11, 1932 in Connersville, Indiana he was the son of the late William & Josephine Frances (Copeland) Rusterholz. He was a graduate of the former Brookville High School with the class of 1950; B.A. Miami University in 1954; Indiana University Post graduate 1954-55; and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1959. He established his dental practice in Brookville, Indiana where he remained for 38 years before retiring.
He was united in marriage to the former Norma Jean Staggs on April 16, 1988, and she survives.
Jim was an active member of the Brookville United Methodist Church, past president of Brookville Kiwanis, Eastern Indiana Dental Society; Indiana Dental Society; American Dental Society; Brookville Harmony Masonic Lodge #11 F. & A.M., Order of Eastern Star Chapter #449; Franklin County Historical Society, former director Peoples Trust Company Bank, member of the Southern Indiana Health Agency; and former director of Franklin County Selective Service Administration; he also was a member of the Board of Directors and a volunteer with the Franklin County Community Foundation.
Besides Norma, his wife of nearly 31 years, survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Amanda & Brent Euen of Brookville, Indiana; two grandsons, Brandon James Euen & Copeland Andrew Rusterholz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Dr. Rex Andrew Rusterholz who died August 13, 1995.
Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 East 8TH Street, Brookville.
Rev. Steve Rundel, pastor of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will officiate the Memorial Services on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 Noon, at the Brookville United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Community Foundation Operations Endowment or the Brookville United Methodist Church.
The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dr. Jim Rusterholz, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .